About Us


The Baton Rouge Irish Film Festival was founded in 2009 by The Baton Rouge Irish Club.  The Festival showcases Irish talent, promotes cultural diversity and encourages collaboration between individuals and businesses in Louisiana and Ireland.  Our annual Festival features Irish short films, feature films, dancing, music, food, art, merriment and much more.

The mission of the Baton Rouge Irish Club is to help support and keep alive the heritage that over 60 million Americans claim as theirs. Since the 1950s and 1960s, parades, grand dances, and large dinners celebrating St. Patrick’s Day have been a part of the social landscape of Baton Rouge. Today our city’s St. Patrick’s Day parade draws one of the largest attendances for any single event in Louisiana. The Baton Rouge Irish Club hosts and participates in numerous cultural, educational, and social events throughout the year, and The Baton Rouge Irish Film Festival is the next natural step in that community outreach.

Festival Co-Chairmen:
Aaron Bayham & Laura McDavitt

Festival Organizing Committee:
Joanna Anselmo, Pat Comeaux, Tyson Ducote, Rex Fortenberry, Kristine Kennedy, Allen Kinney, Lisa McAllister, Dan Mulligan, Charles Teddlie, and Deborah Walker